U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan has called on President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to serve as the next director of the Bureau of Land Management. The president doesn’t seem to be inclined, just yet, to agree.
But the pressure is mounting: Every Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee signed a letter today demanding that Biden withdraw the nomination of Manning. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska was one of the signers.
Sen. Sullivan has argued that Stone-Manning is unfit to serve due to her troubling history with Earth First!, a radical environmental group involved in eco-terrorist activities, like tree spiking, intended to do bodily harm to loggers.
“The reason I have never done this before is because we have not yet confronted someone with Tracy Stone-Manning’s past, which involves being a member, part of an extreme group that performed violent acts as part of their platform for getting attention in America–violence, a group engaging in overt ecoterrorism,” Sullivan said on the floor of the Senate.
“That this administration is full of people with far-left agendas certainly isn’t surprising. We all know that the national Democratic Party is much further to the left than they were even 4 years ago with the Obama-Biden administration. But what is shocking beyond surprising is that the President of the United States would put forward someone for this incredibly important position in BLM who is not only far left but a member of a group that was an ecoterrorist organization, a group that was undertaking violence against their fellow Americans so they could make a point on environmental issues in America,” he said. “This is not an exaggeration. Tracy Stone-Manning was a member of Earth First!, a radical, far-left group that has engaged repeatedly in what is defined as ecoterrorism.”
Bob Abbey, the former BLM director during the Obama administration, has joined the call for Stone-Manning to withdraw her nomination. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called the nomination a major “vetting failure” of the Biden Administration.
Must Read Alaska has learned that the Biden Administration is not interested in withdrawing Stone-Manning, in spite of the fact that even the mainstream media has identified her clearly as a radical extremist:
According to The Washington Post, “One spring day in 1989, Tracy Stone rented a typewriter from the University of Montana library and began to retype a letter. The typewriter was to avoid using her personal computer. The letter was an anonymous warning to the U.S. Forest Service that someone had hammered hundreds of metal spikes into trees in an Idaho forest that was slated to be cut down for timber. An acquaintance in her circle of young environmentalists had asked her to send it. After fixing a few spelling mistakes and removing some profanity, Stone dropped it in the mail. … The four-paragraph letter she mailed put it more bluntly. Signed ‘George Hayduke’ — the fictional hero of Edward Abbey’s 1975 novel, ‘The Monkey Wrench Gang,’ about a group plotting to blow up a dam — it said that 500 pounds of eight- to 10-inch spikes had been pounded into the trees because ‘this piece of land is very special to the earth. It is home to the Elk, Deer, Mountain Lions, Birds, and especially the Trees.’ The postscript warned: ‘You bastards go in there anyway and a lot of people could get hurt.’ … Stone-Manning described in testimony that she had no formal or financial role in Earth First but participated in meetings and activities.”